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Jun
13
comment rxvt-unicode + mc - strange characters in root shell only
You were sort of correct, I traced the problem to a collection of conflicting shells used between slim (sh), xinitrc (zsh) and urxvt (zsh -l), and awesome (sh -e zsh). Anyway, it now works correctly.
Jun
8
comment What are the (dis)advantages of ext4, ReiserFS, JFS, and XFS?
I have been using XFS as my primary data partition form on both a desktop and laptop for the past year without issue. No UPS, and I have had enough kernel panics to have not shut it down safely quite a few times. Note: I do use ext4 for the root file system though.
Jun
7
comment rxvt-unicode + mc - strange characters in root shell only
Correct, removed .zlogin to help diagnose. Boot process: systemd -> slim: login_cmd exec /bin/sh - ~/.xinitrc %session -> .xinitrc contains awesome& (the WM) -> awesome can run awful.util.spawn("urxvt") (which just calls an exec). This shell I have called a 'parent' above. A 'child' is a shell I launch from this 'parent' by calling urxvt. OS: Exherbo. When I start one inside another (see 'child', the problem goes away!)
Jun
6
comment rxvt-unicode + mc - strange characters in root shell only
@Giles: 2a) How do I know?. All shells launched via Awesome WM, which is launched via .xinitrc from slim. 2b) .zprofile and .zlogin are non-existant.
Jun
6
comment Red Hat and Windows 7 dual boot system
For ease of use: gparted. For fine control: fdisk.
Jun
6
comment rxvt-unicode + mc - strange characters in root shell only
Put some more info in the OP. When running urxvt-e zsh -f, and then running mc it does work, and draws the correct lines instead, suggesting it is an issue with zsh. Added .zshrc above too.
Jun
6
comment Red Hat and Windows 7 dual boot system
Nope. This is still in a very early stage, and Xen can only do it with some cards and motherboards.
Jun
6
comment rxvt-unicode + mc - strange characters in root shell only
Regarding screen: Yes, I have it set in my .zlogin to run screen -xRR, so I was running inside screen. Removing this, and setting LC_CTYPE isn't affecting it though.
Jun
5
comment rxvt-unicode + mc - strange characters in root shell only
In case it helps, colours in vim are not correct in the root window, but as with above, render correctly in any child urxvt processes.